Independent Media (The Outline's parent company) is looking for talented writers who are deeply curious about the world of technology & tech culture.
The ideal candidate should have lots of daily writing experience, a clear understanding of the 24/7 news cycle, & a ridiculous amount of excitement & energy. You should love going after a story or sharing something with an audience, & you should be hungry to curate & explain the best of what you see every day on the internet. A comprehensive knowledge of the way news travels on the web & social networks both as a consumer & as a creator is a must.
You should have at least one year of experience writing news full time, working entirely or predominantly online. You must be able to source & create multiple pieces a day (not simply text, but mixed-media digital work in a variety of lengths / styles), work in a fast-paced newsroom, & deliver clean, accurate copy. You should also be ready to collaborate on video & audio stories with other editors & producers. The ideal candidate is capable of writing / speaking intelligently with voice & personality without patronizing the reader. A sense of design, familiarity with photo editing tools, & knowledge of HTML & / or other languages is a huge plus. Essentially: be comfortable in a very modern journalistic environment.
We built some really cool storytelling technology at Independent Media for breaking down news to its core elements in a very mobile-first & visual way. You should be able to not only see interesting angles into the news of the day, but find creative ways of expressing those angles.
Were looking for people with a demonstrated interest in the following areas: technology, tech / internet culture, nerd culture, & gaming.
Do you have a high metabolism for news? A fascination with the way things work? A sense of humor & a critical eye? If youve got these qualities & you also happen to be a knockout writer, wed like to meet you.
This is a full-time position in New York City.
Independent Media is an Equal Opportunity Employer & does not discriminate on the basis of an individual's sex, age, race, color, creed, national origin, alienage, religion, marital status, pregnancy, sexual orientation or affectional preference, gender identity & expression, disability, genetic trait or predisposition, carrier status, citizenship, veteran or military status & other personal characteristics protected by law. All applications will receive consideration for employment without regard to legally protected characteristics.